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What’s On Tap: Fall Events in Silverthorne

Published September 25, 2019
Silverthorne's Annual Pumpkin Fest
Silverthorne’s Annual Pumpkin Fest

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and snow is in the forecast.  Fall is beginning to arrive here in Silverthorne and there is no better way to soak in Colorado’s most spectacular season than by getting together with friends and neighbors to celebrate what makes this community so special.  Below is a round-up of upcoming events and activities for the whole family (four-legged members included) to enjoy.

October’s First Friday Event, Oct. 4

Silverthorne is rolling out the red carpet for October’s First Friday from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 4 with the premiere of Absinthe Film’s new “Isle of Snow” flick at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. “Isle of Snow” is an independent snowboard film capturing epic moments in true Absinthe manner, from exquisite backcountry riding to creative urban snowboarding. The event will also include a screening of Bode Merrill’s short film “Contrast,” along with live music and libations. 

Pumpkin Fest, Oct. 6

Round up the kids and head to Silverthorne’s Rainbow Park Sunday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., for a fall-themed community gathering at the free annual Pumpkin Fest. The Town of Silverthorne’s signature event transforms Rainbow Park into a pumpkin patch with 2,500 free pumpkins and a whole lot more. Activities include a petting zoo, pony rides, barrel rides, bounce houses, the Cave of Confusion, face painters, a fall-themed photo booth, and much more.

The Frosted Flamingo mobile art studio will also be on-site with free fall and pumpkin-themed arts and crafts for kids and The Salida Circus will return to perform its family-friendly Spooky Circus. Red Buffalo Café will provide complimentary hot drinks.

Country Western Dance Night, Oct. 10 & Nov. 8

Join dancers from Summit County and beyond for Country Western Dance Night at the Silverthorne Pavilion.  Mike “Tex” DeGarie will provide guided instruction for novice to advanced dancers.  Guided instructions from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. followed by open dancing and cash bar until 11:00 p.m. $10 admission at the door.  

Barks & Brews at the Outlets at Silverthorne, Oct. 12

Bark your calendar to celebrate National Pet Wellness Month at the Outlets at Silverthorne during the inaugural Barks & Brews event, to be held in the Blue Village courtyard between Polo Ralph Lauren and Banana Republic. The event will feature a variety of local craft beers, delicious food bites, a pet costume contest with prizes, live entertainment, and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit the League for Animals & People of Summit (LAPS), a non-profit that supports the local community and Summit County Animal Shelter through spay/neuter programs and providing financial assistance to low-income families for veterinary services. For more information, visit outletsatsilverthorne.com. 

The Outlets at Silverthorne’s 14th Annual Shopping Extravaganza, Nov. 9

One of the biggest and best shopping days of the year, the Outlets at Silverthorne’s Annual Shopping Extravaganza is Colorado’s premier shop-for-a-cause event. On Nov. 9 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., the center will welcome guests for a day fun!  Event tickets include exclusive discounts and activities, an Outlets at Silverthorne gift card, a complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary, catered lunch, wine tasting, dessert and live entertainment. Plus, 50% of each $25 ticket sold will go directly to the purchaser’s charity of choice.  For more information, visit outletsatsilverthorne.com.

Tiny Beautiful Things at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, Nov. 22-Dec. 8

Experience a night of intimate professional theatre at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center as the Lake Dillon Theatre Company presents, Tiny Beautiful Things.  When a struggling writer is asked to take on an unpaid anonymous position as an advice columnist, she uses empathy and personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles large and small. Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Oscar-nominated writer/actor Nia Vardalos, Tiny Beautiful Things is about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answers. For tickets, visit lakedillontheatre.org.

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